Richmond Gymnastics Association - COMPETITIVE Program
Women’s Artistic Gymnastics
Women’s Artistic Gymnastics is the most popular and well known to the public of the seven gymnastics disciplines. The popularity of the sport of Women's Artistic Gymnastics as it is known today, is largely due to the performances of Olga Korbut of the USSR at the 1972 Olympics, and of Nadia Comaneci, of Romania at the 1976 Olympics, in Montreal. Both Olga and Nadia captured the attention and imagination of girls all over the world, resulting in the most rapid growth of any sport in recent history. The reason for this popularity can most likely be chalked up to the ability of the sport to build upon the lively movements and grace of youth.
Women’s Artistic Gymnastics is an incredibly challenging sport, demanding strength, power, flexibility, agility, courage, and a combination of technical precision and artistic creativity. When these elements are mastered, the performances appear almost effortless and are riveting to watch.
Women's artistic gymnastics consists of four events: Vault, Uneven Bars, Beam, and Floor.
RGA offers a pre-competitive and a competitive program.
Our competitive program includes Junior Olympic (Level 1-10), National Stream program, and High Performance. These programs are by coach invitation or assessment only.
Men’s Artistic Gymnastics
Men’s Artistic Gymnastics is a sport that exemplifies strength and dynamic ability. Many of the participants in men’s gymnastics experience the thrill of defying gravity, and performing skills that would seem impossible to the average individual.
Gymnastics is immediately appealing to young boys as a great activity to channel energy and fearlessness. It is a sport that begins with the development of balance and strength and continues from this point to develop the complete range of physical demands that many other sports only partially develop. It is a balance of artistry with the raw force of strength, power, speed, agility and coordination.
Most male gymnasts begin at an early age, but will continue on in the sport into their late 20's at the international level. There are six events that are competed in this Gymnastics discipline: Floor, Pommel Horse, Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars and Horizontal Bar.
RGA offersa pre-competitive and a competitive program.
Currently we have Provincial and National level 13+. These programs are by coach invitation or assessment only.